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THE GREAT FLORIDA OUTDOORS RAFFLE

Support Florida Conservation by Entering Today!

Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. No purchase, donation, or contribution is necessary.

You do not have to be a resident of Florida to enter. However, non-residents will not be eligible for the lifetime and five-year licenses and will instead receive the cash value of the license.
The drawing will take place on Friday, December 30th, 2022 at Noon. *

Proceeds from the raffle will contribute to important conservation projects benefiting species like Florida panthers, manatees, and corals as well as enhancing access to wild Florida.

Raffle Items

Contender 22 Sport Fishing Boat, Trailer and Yamaha 250 HP Outboard (1 Prize)

Contender Boats, a leader in Florida conservation, has donated this new Contender 22 Sport, where performance is combined with affordability and simplicity. Ideal for the angler or boater who wants to outpace all other boats in this class. This Sport includes a custom trailer and Yamaha F250 outboard. Winner can choose instead to receive $50,000 in cash.

Specifications
LOA: 22ˋ6
BEAM: 8ˋ6 ̋
DRAFT: 18 ̋
WEIGHT: 4,450LBS
FUEL: 100 GALS. DEADRISE: 22.5 DEGREES

Fair Market Value: $108,000

Alan Maltz’s “Clarity” (1 prize)

Renowned Fine Art Photographer Alan S. Maltz is a true romantic. Whether capturing the allure of nature or the subtleties of everyday life, this self-taught artist does not use shortcuts to achieve virtuosity; instead he follows the light.

Early in his career he made a crucial decision to makeFlorida his life’s work and as a result, he now has four decades of images in his ever-expanding collection of Florida Art. 84W X 38H fine art aluminum print with black frame edge.

Fair Market Value: $7,550

Kim Donaldson’s “Dawn Flight” (1 prize)

30 x 48 limited edition print on canvas. Kim Donaldson spent his early life on a 150,000-acre ranch in what was Rhodesia, Kim was perfectly placed to develop and nurture his interest in the wildlife and people that surrounded him. A master in every medium, he has painted all of Africa’s great wildlife.

Fair Market Value: $7,550
Donor: Native Visions Galleries

Backwoods Python Hunt (1 prize)

Grab three friends and tag along with an experienced python hunter. Get off the beaten paths and hunt for destructive, invasive Burmese pythons in the woods and wetlands of south Florida with an expert. The scheduling of the experience will depend on the availability for FWC staff and the weather. Weather conditions greatly affect chance of success, so your flexibility is appreciated.

Fair Market Value: $800

Airboat Alligator Survey (1 prize)

Join alligator management biologists and scientists from FWC’s Hunting and Game Management and Fish and Wildlife Research Institute for a night of counting alligators on Lake Okeechobee. You and a friend will experience first-hand how FWC staff size and count alligators while swiftly navigating through various open water and marsh habitats with just a spot-light

and a Tablet PC to record what’s observed. By the end of this trip, you will learn about how important this data is for monitoring alligator population trends and setting and adjusting harvest quotas to ensure Florida’s state reptile is here for future generations to enjoy.

Fair Market Value: $750

Clay Shooting Instruction (1 prize)

Want to learn or improve at shooting clays, or just enjoy a day outside? FWC will provide a party of up to four people with guns, clays, golf carts, and instruction by a National Sporting Clays Association-certified instructor at the new Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex, one of the finest facilities of its kind in the nation.

Fair Market Value: $500

Fisheries Biologist for a Day (1 prize)

Be a biologist for a day! Choose one of the following four options to experience the life of a FWC biologist. Every trip is different and biologists never know what they will see!

  • Electrofishing the Homosassa
  • Juvenile Goliath Grouper Tagging in St. Lucie
  • Suwanee River Snook Sampling
  • Seining the Loxahatchee River

Fair Market Value: $400
Donor: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Lifetime Gold Sportman’s License (5 prizes; FL residents only)

The Lifetime Gold Sportsman's License includes Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, and Saltwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook, and Lobster permits.

Fair Market Value: $1,001.50

Five-Year Resident Gold Sportsman’s License (10 prizes; FL residents only)

The Five-Year Resident Gold Sportsman's License includes Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, and Saltwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook, and Lobster permits.

Fair Market Value: $499

Spinning Rods and Reels (1 prize)

Spend a perfect day on the water with the Gator Trout Inshore Rod and Banshee Reel. The Gator Rod is designed with all the great technology of the Browser rods, but with actions, powers, and lengths fine-tuned for finesse saltwater presentations and fishing applications. The Banshee Reel brings SixGill's effective spinning reel design work to the high-speed end of the spectrum! Boasting a 6.7:1 in the 4000 size, the Banshee is perfect for keeping the line tight to the lure. Whether you're burning a spinnerbait across shallow cover or catching up to a fish swimming right toward you, there's definitely a need for speed!

Fair Market Value: $205
Donor: Coastal Conservation Association

Spinning Rods and Reels (1 prize)

Spend a perfect day on the water with the Gator Trout Inshore Rod and Banshee Reel. The Gator Rod is designed with all the great technology of the Browser rods, but with actions, powers, and lengths fine-tuned for finesse saltwater presentations and fishing applications. The Banshee Reel brings SixGill's effective spinning reel design work to the high-speed end of the spectrum! Boasting a 6.7:1 in the 4000 size, the Banshee is perfect for keeping the line tight to the lure. Whether you're burning a spinnerbait across shallow cover or catching up to a fish swimming right toward you, there's definitely a need for speed!

Fair Market Value: $205
Donor: Coastal Conservation Association

Spinning Rods and Reels (1 prize)

Spend a perfect day on the water with the Gator Trout Inshore Rod and Banshee Reel. The Gator Rod is designed with all the great technology of the Browser rods, but with actions, powers, and lengths fine-tuned for finesse saltwater presentations and fishing applications. The Banshee Reel brings SixGill's effective spinning reel design work to the high-speed end of the spectrum! Boasting a 6.7:1 in the 4000 size, the Banshee is perfect for keeping the line tight to the lure. Whether you're burning a spinnerbait across shallow cover or catching up to a fish swimming right toward you, there's definitely a need for speed!

Fair Market Value: $205
Donor: Coastal Conservation Association

Rules

Suggested Donation per Ticket

$20 for one ticket

$50 for three tickets

$100 for ten tickets

(maximum 100 tickets)

A ticket may also be requested by writing to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, PO Box 11010, Tallahassee, FL 32302, ATTN: Raffle.

One ticket per written request to a maximum of 100.
If requesting a ticket by mail, please include your full name, phone number, and email address.

FAQs​

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit is conducting this raffle in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

To obtain tickets, click the button earlier on this page. You can use credit card, PayPal, or mail in a check with your phone number and email address. If you wish to obtain a ticket without making a donation, follow the instructions listed above for obtaining a ticket by mail.

The suggested donation for raffle tickets are $20 each, three for $50, or 10 for $100.

Each participant may obtain up to 100 tickets.

This raffle does not use physical tickets or ticket numbers; you will be entered electronically. As soon as you complete your ticket order, you will receive an email confirming your entry. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please be sure to check your spam or junk folders or contact us at [email protected].

There is no limit on the number of tickets available.

The odds of winning a raffle prize depends on the total number of entries.

Ticket Entry Deadline for both online and mailed tickets to be received: Monday, December 26, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Drawing: Friday, December 30, 2022 at noon EST.

Winners will be contacted via email and posted on the website within 24 hours of the drawing.

No. There is only one drawing. Every ticket distributed will be eligible for all of the prizes.

Yes. If you obtain more than one ticket, you are eligible to win more than one prize. Each ticket is assigned a unique identification number and every remaining ticket number is eligible to be drawn after the previous winning number is drawn.

A cash gift for $50,000 can be obtained in lieu of the Contender 22 Sport. Out of state winners are not eligible for the licenses and will be awarded their cash equivalent. Please see rules for more information.

You will be offered the fair market value in cash.

FWFF staff will contact each winner beginning with the first number drawn in order to make the prize selection. Prize selection must occur via reply e-mail to FWFF’s e-mail notification. If the winner does not reply within 14 days of being sent an email notification of having won, they will be disqualified.

Proceeds from the raffle will contribute to important conservation projects benefitting species like Florida panthers, manatees, and corals as well as enhancing access to wild Florida.

All prize winners must abide by the rules and regulations established by FWFF and FWC. The winner must possess all applicable licenses and/or permits to legally participate in the hunts.

If you still have questions after the FAQ, you can email us at [email protected] or call (800) 988-4889 and leave a message with your questions and your contact information. Our staff will contact you within two business days.

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The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to protect our outstanding animals and plants and the lands and waters they need to survive. We work closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and many other public and private partners. Since our founding in 1994, we have raised and donated more than $60 million for conservation and outdoor recreation, including youth outdoor education.

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